Lilu and Sia “clash”
Apart from looking pretty cool/scary, this is a good item for levelling spellcasters. It’s not *great* with the weird triple spread of resources for crafting though, and the Magician Hat line could already hit max ascension stars.
From a crafting perspective: Usually the main thing daggers have going for them is the lack of rare resource as that’s generally your bottleneck. This unfortunately uses jewels, 5 deep coral and ascensions aren’t great – there are many better options for your metal craft line (example: Caladbolg.)
From a meta perspective: This is generally not an upgrade for most of the heroes that can wear it – Wanderer/Thief/Dancers have access to either Nightwing or Handcask and Soldiers really shouldn’t be building crit. Sorcerer could possibly make use if built for crit, however that’s a steep drop compared to wand damage and they don’t have access to Warlord.
You could consider it on a Ninja if you didn’t want the survival stats from the pack swords as they just want to crit fast to get the fight over with.
There are 2 new items for inside your shop.
A new hat for your merchant. The colour of the jewels on the circlet can be changed. As for the staff, I’ve recorded a video of its animation:
Two items again, though this time not both of them are max tier
So although Wands could already be ascended to hit their final milestone, this offers a more palatable alternative over having to ascend the base t10 one. It provides good stats for its level range as well, though it does fall in the weird 3 x resource area.
From a crafting perspective: this is the new best item for your leather slot if you want to craft t10’s – with ascensions you can reduce the Ether cost to 15 and it’ll only take 3 Precious Shell/4 Silk Scarabs.
From a meta perspective: it’s a flat upgrade from the Smith’s Attire and definitely more of a noticeable one than has been seen in previous packs. If you already have high quality Smith Attires on your heroes/largely do full groups then you don’t need to rush, but if it’s a new hero or you’re looking to solo/duo you definitely want to pick this up.
I mean you could pick it up for group play heroes too, just beware of the cost new meta items can go for.
This is Jeweled Step/Kern’s Jewel in action.
- Owl Cowl is a nice hat for leveling your casters but not amazing to craft
- Swan’s Edge is not a good craft, nor will it beat most alternatives available right now.
- Pollux died and got converted into a wand which is nice for leveling and cheaper ascension fodder.
- Swan’s Garment is the new bis full stop for light armor and is a decent upgrade from Smith’s Attire.
- We’ve gone back to static furniture once more, though granted it’d be awkward to animate those items
- The avatar items are pretty cool, especially the animation for the staff.
Mega Pack: 3/10
Superior Pack: 8/10